San Marzano is a co-operative of over 1000 small growers who specialise in the local Primitivo grape as well as a selection of other varietals. San Marzano wine is generally regarded as amongst the finest in the region. Established in 1962 a small selection of local farmers who adored wine got together to establish Cantine San Marzano - since then this remarkable cooperative has grown to well over 1200 vine growers. Each of these vine-growers is smallholdings and the consultant winemakers assist the farmers to produce the finest fruit they can in each and every vintage.
San Marzano is one of the most professional, forward-thinking companies in Southern Italy, with a reputation for producing great wines. Passion is at the heart of all they do, and it is this approach that ensures wonderful crisp, refreshing white wines and elegant, fruity, well-structured reds that express the character of this fertile and ancient terroir.
The Il Pumo Primitivo and 62 Anniversario Primitivo di Manduria are of great note and they continue to win many awards. This grower was previously known as Terre di Sava in the UK and they won great accolades with their Pazzia Primitivo which has now been rebranded as the 62 Anniversario Primitivo. The newest additions include the amazing Collezione 50 a blend of Primitivo and Negroamaro and the delightful Vindoro which is 100% Negroamaro.